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Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art welcomes | New Assistant Curator: Nasrin Himada

Posted: February 22, 2019
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada

Plug In ICA announces new Assistant Curator, Nasrin Himada, joining us on May 6th, 2019.

Nasrin Himada comes to Plug In ICA with an extensive background in the contemporary arts, having written for nationally and internationally acclaimed contemporary art publications. They have experience curating exhibitions, and developing public program initiatives, including screenings, lectures and workshops. Their knowledge, involvement and impact in the contemporary arts community in Montreal, Toronto and abroad will add to the success of Plug In’s holistic mandate as an Institute of Contemporary Art that emphasizes specialized research for artists while building new audiences for art. We distinguish ourselves by putting an emphasis on presenting exhibitions, as well as developing public discussions around contemporary art and its social role in communities through research and education. We couldn’t be happier to announce and welcome Nasrin to Plug In, bringing their voice into our fold – furthermore – enhancing the contemporary arts community in Winnipeg.

Nasrin Himada is a Palestinian writer, curator and editor from Tio’tia:ke (Montréal), in Kanien’kehá:ka territory. Nasrin’s writing on contemporary art has appeared in Canadian ArtC MagazineCritical Signals, and The Funambulist, among others. They have collaborated with major film festivals and art institutions in Canada and the US. Most recently, Nasrin co-curated a time-based, video art exhibition entitled deep-time construction at The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. An important part of their practice is the development of major public program initiatives, including screenings, lectures and workshops that function alongside exhibitions of contemporary art. Most recent projects include For Many Returns, a series designed and developed as a way to explore the possibilities of art writing as a kind of performative gesture. Since its debut at Dazibao in Montréal, it has toured across Canada, the US and Europe. Nasrin has been the co-editor of several contemporary art magazines and journals, including the online platform Contemptorary.


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